All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Shining Club-moss</strong>
<em>Huperzia lucidula</em> 
Great Smoky Mountains NP
July 12, 2007
I found these club-moss plants while participating in a sensory awareness activity in the Smokies. Notice the small flat strucures at the top of e...
Shining Club-moss
Huperzia lucidula
Great Smoky Mountains NP
July 12, 2007
I found these club-moss plants while participating in a sensory awareness activity in the Smokies. Notice the small flat strucures at the top of each shoot. These are reproductive bodies called gemmae, which can break off and form new plants. Club-mosses are ancient plants that date back to the time before the dinosaurs.

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